Bankroller of Ghana Premier League side – King Faisal, Alhaji Grusah, has revealed some of his players earn as low as $25 for monthly salary.
The controversial Ghanaian football administrator made the shocking revelations at his unannounced appearance at Ghana’s 2014 World Cup Commission of Enquiry.
“I pay my players 80 Ghana cedis ($25) for monthly salary. There are issues in the football in the country that we need to take a serious look at,” he said.
“I remember there was a game I earned $2 from the game proceeds. I will bring the cheque later to show you,” he added.
Grusah’s revelation is a remainder of poor financial injection into the Ghanaian top-flight with most of Ghana’s Premier League sides struggling with financial issues.
Ghana Premier League clubs struggle to generate sponsorship from corporate bodies apart from what the headline sponsors of the league pay to the Ghana Football Association.
Giants Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko are among few clubs on the local scene who are able to pay their players decently.
Grusah is battling the Ghana Football Association in court over his demotion from the Ghana Premier League due to a lost boardroom points against Aduana Stars.